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Should drones have improved ability to identify humans?

Should drones have improved ability to identify humans?

Professor Lucy Suchman (Sociology) was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Up All Night programme discussing controversy over Google’s Project Maven, which aims to improve the ability of drones to identify humans. Professor Suchman was one of 700 academics who wrote a letter opposing this project.

What three medieval monarchs could teach Theresa May about transparency

What three medieval monarchs could teach Theresa May about transparency

Sophie Therese Ambler (History) writes for The Conversation and asks the question with Theresa May’s decision to join missile attacks in Syria without first consulting the House of Commons is the prime minister obliged to consult parliament – and if not, should she be?

Sociology academic discusses fishing quotas

Sociology academic discusses fishing quotas

Dr Emma Cardwell (Sociology) was interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 17th April, offering her expertise on fishing quotas. The piece was also used on BBC Radio Devon, Cornwall and Sussex.

Linda Woodhead helps answer some Big Questions

Linda Woodhead helps answer some Big Questions

Professor Linda Woodhead (PPR) was a panellist on the Big Questions on BBC1, appearing live from Glasgow on 25th March. The topics discussed were “are today’s jobs bad for the soul?”; “should it be illegal to smack your child?” and “would Jesus be labelled an extremist today?”

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